The ‘Bad’ Algae 

Algae blooms, HABs and toxic algae are affecting waterways and waterbodies in 50 states and globally. They affect fishing, swimming, tourism, real estate values and are a health risk to humans and animals. They are an increasing threat to lakes, reservoirs and drinking water. They thrive in nitrogen and phosphorus-rich environments. As they increase every year, chronic toxins are produced causing lake and beach closures and associated degradation of property values. Airborne toxins can be detected for up to a mile away from impacted water bodies affecting coastal and golf communities.

The National Algae Association receives requests for solutions from state representatives, counties, algae task forces, lake, bay, coastal management and homeowner’s associations looking for real solutions. They are only interested in technologies proven outside the lab, scalable and economically feasible claiming decades of research, testing and monitoring alone have not fixed any of these devastating water quality problems. 

NAA is facilitating On-Location Nutrient Capture, Recycling Pilot Tests at Non-Point Sources to address the worsening algae bloom and HAB crisis on canals, lakes, marinas, coastlines and reservoirs. Join nutrient stewardship farmers and algae bloom/remediation technologies as they tackle the worsening nutrient runoff at non-point sources to combat the algae bloom, HAB and toxic algae crisis locally and globally.             

 
 
                                 The PROBLEM: Nutrient runoff entering waterways at non-point sources                                                                             are creating harmful algae blooms worsening every year.
                                                                            
                              One SOLUTION:  ‘Sources to Blooms’. A holistic approach from the reduction                                                                of nutrient runoff at non-point sources entering waterways to algae bloom                                                                  and HAB remediation on marinas, lakes and coastlines in real time.

                                                               Nutrient Reduction at Non-Point Sources:                                                                On Location Nutrient Capture, Recycling and Repurposing at Non-Point Sources  

We are facilitating pilot tests at 1-5 acre farm-edge sites. A collaboration between nutrient stewardship crop farmers and algae production technologies, capturing nutrient runoff effluents at non-point sources, before entering waterways. Using mapping technologies to collect rainfall data, lab support to test and monitor growth and harvesting rates, obtain permits, implement and install technologies. Grants available.

The first Nutrient Stewardship Agriculture and Algae Industry Collaborative Initiative
   New volunteer Algae Navy forming to combat algae blooms, HABs and toxic algae.

                        On Board Algae Bloom and HAB Remediation, Capture and Recycling                                            (clean water back to waterbodies) and Repurposing by removing tonnage                      of biomass off canals, marinas, lakes and coastlines

Capture, recycling clean water back to the waterbody and repurposing of algae blooms and HAB biomass with containment berms, slow-moving boats. vessels, tankage with filtration on waterways and waterbodies. Bringing tonnage of biomass ashore to mobile decentralized dewatering and cleaning for potential products.  See examples below. Grants available! 

Note: NAA’s Science and Chemistry Committee review algae bloom, HAB, toxic algae and ride tide remediation technologies proven outside the lab that are scalable and economically feasible for different types of waterways and waterbodies, that can be deployed today! 

If interested in participating in either pilot test, contact: barry@nationalalgaeassociation.org